Be able to give a brief description of
technology in each of the five phases outlined in the
Introduction to Experiencing Music Technology. (1)
1600s - Mid-1800s, (2) Mid-1800s - Early 1900s, (3) Early 1900s
- Mid-1900s, (4) Mid-1900s - 1970s, (5) 1970s - present.
Terms to be defined:
Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
Be able to provide decibel levels (in numbers)
for commonly-measured sonic events, e.g., threshold of hearing,
normal conversation, very loud amplified music, threshold of pain
Be able to match various plug types (drawings)
with the correct name for each: DIN/MIDI plug, 1/8" mini
phone plug, 1/4" stereo phone plug, 1/4" mono phone plug,
RCA plug, cannon plug (XLR) (Pellman pp. 26, 133).